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Cats and The Holidays: What You Need to Know

Cats and The Holidays: What You Need to Know

Cats and The Holidays:
What You Need to Know

The holidays are fast approaching – decorations are going up, treats are being baked and gifts are being bought. In all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget that some of this holiday cheer can actually be hazardous to our furry friends.

If you’ve got a kitten or cat at home, or are considering making an adoption this holiday season, don’t fret! We’ve listed everything you need to know about your cat and the holidays. Read More →

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Why Adopt From Ninth Life Cat Rescue?

Why Adopt From Ninth Life Cat Rescue?

Why Adopt from Ninth Life Cat Rescue?

First of all, you are giving a cat a home and a new chance at life. As an animal lover, what can be better than that?

Ninth Life Cat Rescue shelters cats of all ages and colours, including, occasionally, purebreds. Mixed parentage kitties come from tough stock and are every bit as beautiful and lovable. Read More →

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The Invisible Ones: In Praise of Older Cats

The Invisible Ones: In Praise of Older Cats

The Invisible Ones: In Praise of Older Cats

Kitten season arrives in early spring and often continues late into the year if the weather stays nice.This year it seems that we may even have an extended summer and that could mean more and more kittens. It is an exciting time to see all the little fur babies scampering around and entertaining everyone who drops by the adoption centres. Children squeal with delight as the fluffy fur-balls go flying by and parents chuckle at their silly feline antics. Read More →

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How to Maintain a Healthy Weight for Your Cat

How to Maintain a Healthy Weight for Your Cat

How to Maintain a Healthy Weight for Your Cat

As pet lovers, it’s tough to resist spoiling our cats with that extra treat or two every night before bed. But would you be able to tell if your cat became overweight? And if they did, would you know what to do about it?

An overweight cat can have health issues like arthritis, heart problems and diabetes. A healthy domestic cat should weigh around 10 pounds, although this can vary based on size and frame. While you should always bring your furry friend to the vet for an accurate analysis, there are a few telltale signs you can look for on your own, too. When you look at your cat, they should have an hourglass figure and no saggy belly hanging down. You should also be able to feel their ribs (but not too much). Read More →

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Why Your Cat Needs a Companion

Why Your Cat Needs a Companion

Does My Cat Need a Companion (The Answer is Probably YES!)

For most animal lovers, once you’ve adopted your first cat, adopting a second seems almost irresistible! Many potential adopters come into our shelter who desire a second cat, but have hesitations as to whether it’s the right decision.

Usually, their main concern boils down to a simple case of cohabitation anxiety (whether or not the current cat will be able to get along with the new one).

While there are a few cases where your furry friend may be happier alone, it’s very unlikely that this is the case! Here are a few reasons why adopting a companion cat is a great move for your pets: Read More →

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